Talbot County at a Glance

  • Offers the lowest real property tax rate in the state.
  • Ranks #1 in Maryland as the best place for small businesses.
  • Ranks #6 out of 24 Maryland counties for the best mortgage market
  • 24% of our population earns $100,000 or more in income. Median household income is $73,547.
  • Median home value is $336,800.
  • Fourth highest graduation rate in the state at 94.19 percent, well above the national average of 88 percent.
  • Home to University of Maryland Shore Regional Health.


We’re small, but influential.

We have our own unique story to tell. Get to know who ignites Talbot County’s economy.

  • Population: 37,181
  • Bachelor’s Degree or More: 40.6%
  • Average Family Size / Household: 2.18
  • Total Civilian Labor Force: 21,899
  • Total Number of Businesses: 5,538

Download full demographic profile by clicking the following link: Talbot County Brief Economic Facts

Major Employers

Shore Regional Health is the largest employer in the Mid-Shore Region with 2,000 employees, 1,700 of whom reside in Talbot County. It has completed a 40,000 sq. ft. emergency pavilion for Shore Medical Center in Easton and is in the planning stages for a new $350 million regional hospital in Easton.

Shore Bancshares, Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Easton, Maryland and is the largest independent bank holding company located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Qlarant, a Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse investigator, serves as a government contractor with a national presence at its Easton headquarters.

Sea Watch International is a seafood company that operates a production facility in Easton and is recognized as the largest harvester and processor of clam products in the world. All of the clams are harvested in U.S. fishing waters under federal regulations.

Eurofins, one of the most respected names in contract research and testing, is a global scientific services company that operates their environmental testing and regulatory compliance division out of Easton to meet worldwide environmental testing needs.

Aphena Pharma provides clients with a full range of solutions to address their pharmaceutical packaging and manufacturing requirements. Easton serves as the headquarters of the liquid and topical division with a 140,000 sq. ft. facility.

Celeste is a global specialty chemical company focused on the development of value added cleaning and odor control products serving a range of diverse end markets including aviation, bus, rail, cruise, janitorial, and healthcare.

JASCO North America operates its North American headquarters in Easton where it manufactures instrumentation for molecular spectroscopy and chromatography.

The Whalen Company, a manufacturer of HVAC equipment, offers practical heating and cooling solutions for developers, architects, and builders for commercial and residential buildings. Whalen pioneered the industry’s first vertical stack valveless fan coil and heat pump.

Konsyl Pharmaceuticals, based in Easton, manufactures natural dietary fiber based products for over the counter pharmaceuticals and SITZMARK medical device. The Konsyl line of products has distribution throughout the United States and the world.

APG Media of Chesapeake, LLC owns and publishes newspapers, magazines, websites, and mobile applications in Maryland and Delaware. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Easton, Maryland. APG Media of Chesapeake, LLC operates as a subsidiary of Adams Publishing Group LLC.

Tax Rates

Talbot County offers the lowest real property tax rate in the state of Maryland and the second lowest income tax rate. A complete list of tax rates is available here.